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Ballard Spahr LLP | USA | 11 Mar 2013

HHS releases final regulations on the transitional reinsurance fee

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has published final regulations that will enable plan sponsors and insurers to calculate their

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Ballard Spahr LLP | USA | 8 Mar 2013

IRS publishes guidance on health insurer fees

The Internal Revenue Service has issued proposed regulations on the annual fee that health insurance companies must pay under the Affordable Care Act

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Ballard Spahr LLP | USA | 1 Mar 2013

OSHA issues interim final rule on whistleblower protections under the Affordable Care Act

As the 2014 implementation date for the most controversial provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) draws closer, most businesses are focused on

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Ballard Spahr LLP | USA | 5 Feb 2013

New guidance addresses individual shared responsibility payments and premium tax credits

The IRS and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have issued two important pieces of guidance under the Patient Protection and

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Ballard Spahr LLP | USA | 25 Jan 2013

Final regulations address privacy and security of health information

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued final regulations last week that modify many aspects of the privacy and security rules

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Ballard Spahr LLP | USA | 4 Jan 2013

Government agencies provide guidance on taxes and fees under the Affordable Care Act

In regulations and other pronouncements issued toward the end of 2012, the government has provided further details on new taxes and fees introduced by the

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Ballard Spahr LLP | USA | 29 Nov 2012

Guidance issued on essential health benefits and other individual and small group market reforms

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued two sets of proposed regulations issued under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that will affect the design, availability, and cost of health insurance plans, primarily in the individual and small group markets.

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Ballard Spahr LLP | USA | 27 Nov 2012

Proposed regulations address discrimination in wellness programs

The Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services have issued a revised set of proposed regulations for nondiscrimination in wellness programs.

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Ballard Spahr LLP | USA | 19 Mar 2012

Data breach leads to first HITECH enforcement settlement

In the first settlement of its kind under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee recently agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services $1.5 million as a result of a 2009 data breach.

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Ballard Spahr LLP | USA | 7 Mar 2012

Court bars Act 111 arbitrators from reducing post-retirement benefits

In efforts to control ever-escalating post-retirement health care costs, many Pennsylvania municipalities have sought decreased post-retirement health benefits for current employees in Act 111 interest arbitration.

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